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Challenge: Foliage III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Oct 16, 2016
Aperture: f.5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2016

An assortment of leaves from my own trees, showing just a tiny amount of the great variation of colours we get around here.

Post-challenge: I didn't spray any leaves. It had rained the previous night and I saw that the leaves with the topsides exposed to the rain only got a slick of water on them. Only the leaves with the undersides up got raindrops. All I did was move a few leaves.

FWIW, considering waterdrops used to be a huge cliche here, I was quite surprised to see how well this image did. Never saw it below 6.5 and often well up into the 6.8s.

Place: 4 out of 80
Avg (all users): 6.7013
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5750
Avg (non-participants): 6.8378
Views since voting: 851
Views during voting: 133
Votes: 77
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/28/2016 09:21:02 AM
Superb composition coach Susan. The coach shows the way to the student ;-)
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10/27/2016 12:06:13 PM
Beautiful and vibrant. Nice job, Susan.
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10/27/2016 11:36:32 AM
It's glorious!
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10/26/2016 04:53:33 PM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that meets the challenge

‘Ooh that’s nice’ were my words aloud as soon as it appeared! What a wonderful time of year this is, its colours and textures just have to be exploited to the full and your image does just that. I like the frame-filling aspect but its those lovely vibrant colours that hit you smack in the face, delicious! This is purely a personal thing, but I do get rather put off by the almost obligatory raindrops that seem to feature so much nowadays so for me that is the only thing that detracts but I do realise I am very much in the minority on that score. And talking of which well done for such a high one and your placing, a very creditable result Susan.
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10/26/2016 07:00:13 AM
Superb colours and detail.Great photography!
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10/26/2016 03:23:27 AM
Yes.. the colours here are so interesting and the details are very captivating.. nice to see snaffles you on the front page again !!!!!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2016 04:55:27 PM
I love it! I'd have probably sprayed water on all of them... but this probably brings focus in to the center. Well done.
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10/19/2016 01:57:53 PM
Nice colors and detail. Water drops add a nice touch.
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